Joseph Filtsch et al. in Paris - November, 1842

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, page 225:

Never have I seen Chopin so moved as at the last lesson. Karl played Chopin's Grand Concerto in E minor a piece which calls for both perfect technique and perfect interpretation. He concluded the first movement, played the Andante and then attacked the Finale with an execution so perfect, so intellectual, that I was amazed at the Master's silence and felt really vexed. I was ready to accuse him of mere capriciousness, when I realised my mistake - he was actually weeping and could not speak. He took my hand and uttered a single word: "Unbelievable" When he had recovered his composure he turned …   more >>
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Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 225. accessed: 22 May, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Grand Concerto in E minor
written by Chopin
performed by Carl Filtsch

Experience Information

Date/Time November, 1842
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 17 Mar 2015 22:16:41 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 10:28:48 +0100